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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in Second cochlear implant   
    I can see how you would like audio rehab,it was a real chore for me,it brought back memories of school days and homework ?but I was a real trooper and did it not once but twice and it did pay off.
    Will you be be getting the Roger Pen?
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in Second cochlear implant   
    I received my second implant in March 2018 and I am so glad I did . Going bilateral is a big improvement and if you are eligible for getting the Roger Pen that’s even better.
    I no longer have to use close caption on the TV can see the whole picture. My hearing is probably as good as now as was when I was young.
    Audio rehab will play a big part ,
    Keep us posted and good luck
    Dave in Pittsburgh 
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Beth in Second cochlear implant   
    I received my second implant in March 2018 and I am so glad I did . Going bilateral is a big improvement and if you are eligible for getting the Roger Pen that’s even better.
    I no longer have to use close caption on the TV can see the whole picture. My hearing is probably as good as now as was when I was young.
    Audio rehab will play a big part ,
    Keep us posted and good luck
    Dave in Pittsburgh 
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Hicksy in Roger   
    I received my Roger21 and Roger Pen  10 days ago all I have to say is WOW! It’s great to watch TV and not have closed caption on. I have been involved in 3 conferences with approx 5-15 people and it was great to hear people with very little problems.The conference that had 15 people att I did ask the person to wear the pen during his opening speech,I was little hesitant I guess fear,embarrassment but he had no problem at all with my request and we were strangers we have never meet.
    I am bilateral and I had my audiologist order a second Roger for my other ear even though I have to pay for it,as insurance classification is accessory .
     
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in Roger   
    I received my Roger21 and Roger Pen  10 days ago all I have to say is WOW! It’s great to watch TV and not have closed caption on. I have been involved in 3 conferences with approx 5-15 people and it was great to hear people with very little problems.The conference that had 15 people att I did ask the person to wear the pen during his opening speech,I was little hesitant I guess fear,embarrassment but he had no problem at all with my request and we were strangers we have never meet.
    I am bilateral and I had my audiologist order a second Roger for my other ear even though I have to pay for it,as insurance classification is accessory .
     
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Beth in Roger   
    I received my Roger21 and Roger Pen  10 days ago all I have to say is WOW! It’s great to watch TV and not have closed caption on. I have been involved in 3 conferences with approx 5-15 people and it was great to hear people with very little problems.The conference that had 15 people att I did ask the person to wear the pen during his opening speech,I was little hesitant I guess fear,embarrassment but he had no problem at all with my request and we were strangers we have never meet.
    I am bilateral and I had my audiologist order a second Roger for my other ear even though I have to pay for it,as insurance classification is accessory .
     
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Roger   
    I received my Roger21 and Roger Pen  10 days ago all I have to say is WOW! It’s great to watch TV and not have closed caption on. I have been involved in 3 conferences with approx 5-15 people and it was great to hear people with very little problems.The conference that had 15 people att I did ask the person to wear the pen during his opening speech,I was little hesitant I guess fear,embarrassment but he had no problem at all with my request and we were strangers we have never meet.
    I am bilateral and I had my audiologist order a second Roger for my other ear even though I have to pay for it,as insurance classification is accessory .
     
     
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Kara of Canada in Roger Pen   
    Got my Roger Pen working today.Wow! Wha big improvement for the first time I am watching TV with out closed caption.I’ve made two cell phone call with Roger and the reciption was great
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Beth in Roger Pen   
    Got my Roger Pen working today.Wow! Wha big improvement for the first time I am watching TV with out closed caption.I’ve made two cell phone call with Roger and the reciption was great
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in Roger Pen   
    Got my Roger Pen working today.Wow! Wha big improvement for the first time I am watching TV with out closed caption.I’ve made two cell phone call with Roger and the reciption was great
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Dorothy in New to HearsPeers   
    Good for you. I had my first implant in October,2016 and I went bilateral March 22,2017 keep open mind,think positive Great things are about to to and your world of hearing ,keep in touch thru Hear Peers we are here to help and give encouragement as this is an journey 
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in New to HearsPeers   
    Good for you. I had my first implant in October,2016 and I went bilateral March 22,2017 keep open mind,think positive Great things are about to to and your world of hearing ,keep in touch thru Hear Peers we are here to help and give encouragement as this is an journey 
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Newbie in New to CI journey - looking for support/information   
    Just hang in there all the sound you are natural.  just remember that ear has no use the the CI is takeintcits place ,now your brain has receive a foreign device it has to adjust to it,as you go thru a series of mapping you and your audiologist will make adjustments,keep a small note pad and pen with you at all time during this period and write down any noise that bothers you or can’t hear I has a problem with kitchen noises water hitting the stainless steel sink,silverware hitting each
    i got my first CI. 10/16 and I just got my second Implant 3/17
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in New to CI journey - looking for support/information   
    Just hang in there all the sound you are natural.  just remember that ear has no use the the CI is takeintcits place ,now your brain has receive a foreign device it has to adjust to it,as you go thru a series of mapping you and your audiologist will make adjustments,keep a small note pad and pen with you at all time during this period and write down any noise that bothers you or can’t hear I has a problem with kitchen noises water hitting the stainless steel sink,silverware hitting each
    i got my first CI. 10/16 and I just got my second Implant 3/17
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Thank you very much I really appreciate it I will let you know how it goes
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Megan L. in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Thank you very much I really appreciate it I will let you know how it goes
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Beth in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Thank you very much I really appreciate it I will let you know how it goes
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jdashiell in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Thank you very much I really appreciate it I will let you know how it goes
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Cara Mia in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Yes I agree hearing does not seem to be an important issue as the old saying goes you fight girl and like you I want the balance of life I am 72 years young very healthy and  I eat about 75% good food 25% of ? yummy foods and I plan on living at least 25 years I am going out of this world BROKE 
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jewel in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Yes I agree hearing does not seem to be an important issue as the old saying goes you fight girl and like you I want the balance of life I am 72 years young very healthy and  I eat about 75% good food 25% of ? yummy foods and I plan on living at least 25 years I am going out of this world BROKE 
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Megan L. in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Yes I agree hearing does not seem to be an important issue as the old saying goes you fight girl and like you I want the balance of life I am 72 years young very healthy and  I eat about 75% good food 25% of ? yummy foods and I plan on living at least 25 years I am going out of this world BROKE 
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Beth in Hi everyone - introduction   
    Welcome I received my first implant Oct 2016 I am getting my second implant 3/22/2018 thus making me bilateral yes it is a journey but it is well worth it
    Best of Luck,
    Dave
     
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Jdashiell in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Thank You Mary Beth very thoughtful and a new journey to embrace 
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Hal in Maryland in New to HearsPeers   
    Hello Hal
    By all means go and have it done I am having my 2nd implant done on March 22 thus making me bilateral I have the CI on the left  ear year and a half ago in that short time I’ve notice I was loosing hearing in the right ear HA not doing a thing what happen is the CI  takes over and we become use to what is being heard we forget what it was like to hear in both ears like we use to and you are not hearing other people and sound around you .i was told only about 10% of the CI recipients go for the bilateral as they become so use to hearing in one ear 
    There no questions about it GO FOR IT!!!!  You have a lifetime of hearing ahead of toy
    Happy hearing
    Dave
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    Dave in Pittsburgh got a reaction from Mary Beth in New to HearsPeers   
    Hello Hal
    By all means go and have it done I am having my 2nd implant done on March 22 thus making me bilateral I have the CI on the left  ear year and a half ago in that short time I’ve notice I was loosing hearing in the right ear HA not doing a thing what happen is the CI  takes over and we become use to what is being heard we forget what it was like to hear in both ears like we use to and you are not hearing other people and sound around you .i was told only about 10% of the CI recipients go for the bilateral as they become so use to hearing in one ear 
    There no questions about it GO FOR IT!!!!  You have a lifetime of hearing ahead of toy
    Happy hearing
    Dave
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